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12 Empowering Quotes of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Quotes

1 – And I prayed to God to make me strong and able to fight, and that’s what I’ve always prayed for ever since.

2 – Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

3 – Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

4 – I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.

5 – I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.

6 – I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was on of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.

7 – I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.

8 – I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.

9 – I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.

10 – It wasn’t me, it was the Lord! I always told Him, ‘I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,’ and He always did.

11 – Never wound a snake; kill it.

12 – Slavery is the next thing to hell.

 

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21 Turkish Proverbs

Turkish Proverb - No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back

1 – A knife wound heals; a wound caused by words does not.

2 – A lake forms drop by drop.

3 – A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks its man.

4 – A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them.

5 – Abundance is from activity.

6 – Good actions are never lost.

7 – Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak.

8 – He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.

9 – If and When were planted and Nothing grew.

10 – It is not disgraceful to ask, it is disgraceful not to ask.

11 – Kind words will unlock an iron door.

12 – No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.

13 – Patience is the key to paradise.

14 – There is no right way to do a wrong thing.

15 – Today’s egg is better than tomorrow’s hen.

16 – Tomorrow is another day.

17 – Two captains sink the ship.

18 – Two heads are better than one.

19 – Who gossips to you will gossip about you.

20 – Wish well, be well.

21 – You harvest what you sow.

 

Turkish Proverb - Patience is the Key to Paradise

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48 Danish Proverbs

Stop and Smell the Roses

 

1 – A bird may be ever so small, it always seeks a nest of its own.

2 – A bold attempt is half success.

3 – A bold man has luck in his train.

4 – A child must creep until it learns to walk.

5 – A crowd is not company.

6 – A fool only wins the first game.

7 – A friend’s frown is better than a fool’s smile.

8 – A good neighbor is better than a brother far off.

9 – A good pilot is not known when the sea is calm and the weather fair.

10 – A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

11 – A little stone may upset a large cart.

12 – A man’s character reaches town before his person.

13 – A penny in time is as good as a dollar.

14 – A short rest is always good.

15 – A slip of the foot may soon be recovered; but that of the tongue perhaps never.

16 – A willing helper does not wait until he is asked.

17 – Act honestly, and answer boldly.

18 – Advice after injury is like medicine after death.

19 – Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

20 – An old man’s sayings are seldom untrue.

21 – Another man’s burden is always light.

22 – Bad is never good until worse happens.

23 – Better a little furniture than an empty house.

24 – Better a little in peace and with right, than much with anxiety and strife.

25 – Better ask twice than lose your way once.

26 – Better half a loaf than none at all.

27 – Blame is the lazy man’s wages.

28 – Break one link and the whole chain falls apart.

29 – Faults are thick where love is thin.

30 – He that does not save pennies, will never have pounds.

31 – He that inquires much, learns much.

32 – It is best to be on the safe side.

33 – It is easy to manage when fortune favors.

34 – It is easy to sit at the helm in fine weather.

35 – “It will come back,” said the man, when he gave his sow pork.

36 – Keep your nose out of another’s mess.

37 – Kind words don’t wear out the tongue.

38 – Let deeds match words.

39 – Life begins at forty.

40 – Speaking silence is better than senseless speech.

41 – Speech is silver, but silence is golden.

42 – Speedy execution is the mother of good fortune.

43 – Stop and smell the roses.

44 – That which must be, will be.

45 – Where you cannot climb over, you must creep under.

46 – You can have too much of a good thing.

47 – You may always find an opportunity in your sleeve, if you like.

48 – You may force a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.

Danish Proverb - Stop and Smell the Roses
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Fyodor Dostoevsky Bibliography

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 – 1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoevsky’s literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes.

Fyodor Dostoevsky - Major Works

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Short stories

 

Essay collections

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 1 – ”And yet this does not touch the kernel of the problem. Human advancement is not a mere question of almsgiving, but rather of sympathy and cooperation among classes who would scorn charity.”

2 – ”Be honest, frank and fearless and get some grasp of the real values of life… Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself.”

3 – “Education and work are the levers to uplift a people.”

4 – ”In all things purely social we can be as separate as the five fingers, and yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.”

5 – ”Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.”

6 – ”The function of the university is not simply to teach breadwinning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools, or to be a centre of polite society; it is, above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment which forms the secret of civilization .”

7 – ”The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world’s need of that work. With this, life is heaven, or as near heaven as you can get. Without this — with work which you despise, which bores you, and which the world does not need — this life is hell.”  

8 – ” There is in this world, no such force as the force of a person determined to rise. The human soul cannot be permanently chained.”  

9 – “When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings.”

10 – ”Whether you like it or not the millions are here, and here they will remain. If you do not lift them up, they will pull you down. Education must not simply teach work – it must teach life.” 

10 Powerful Quotes by Booker T. Washington

 

10 Powerful Quotes by Booker T. Washington

 

1 – Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than to be in bad company.

2 – Character, not circumstance, makes the person.

3- Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.

4 – Great men cultivate love and only little men cherish a spirit of hatred.

5 – Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.

6 – Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things : to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.

7 – The world cares little about what a man knows. It cares more about what a man is able to do.

8 – There are two ways of exerting one’s strength : one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

9 – There is no education which one can get from books and costly apparatus that is equal to that which can be gotten from contact with great men and women.

10 – Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

15 Inspiring Quotes for Black History Month

 

15 Inspiring Quotes for Black History Month

 

1. “Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.”
—Carol Moseley-Braun, politician and lawyer

 

2. “Freedom is never given; it is won.”
—A. Philip Randolph, civil rights activist

 

3. “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”
—Coretta Scott King

 

4. “Have a vision. Be demanding.”
—Colin Powell

 

5. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”
—Langston Hughes

 

6. “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

7. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
—Frederick Douglass

 

8. “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” 
—Thurgood Marshall, first African American U.S. Supreme Court member

 

9. “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”
—Desmond Tutu

 

10. “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
—Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut

 

11. “One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.”
—Franklin Thomas, activist, philanthropist, and former president of the Ford Foundation

 

12. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
—Booker T. Washington

 

13. “The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”
—W.E.B. Du Bois

 

14. “The time is always right to do what is right.”
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

15. “Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.”
—Susan L. Taylor, journalist